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Forestry and Furnishing Products Division

The CFMEU Forestry and Furnishing Products Division of the CFMEU has 18,200 members in all areas of the Forest and Wood Products and Furnishing Industries.
Latest News
Latest 457 visa data - local workers miss out on 6,500 jobs - 11 December 2014
The number of workers in Australia on 457 visas has remained steady despite rising unemployment and weak jobs growth, according to today's figures from the Immigration Department. [read more] China trade deal threatens Latrobe Valley jobs. - 24 November 2014
The Federal Government's trade deal with China announced this week would hurt jobs in the Latrobe Valley's timber and paper industries warned the CFMEU. [read more] Global Solidarity Action - Support for US Huhtamaki workers - 19 November 2014
Across the course of this year Finnish packaging manufacturer and supplier Huhtamaki has been conducting a targeted and deliberate campaign to prevent and destabilise union membership at its US sites, with only 6 of the 21 be... [read more] Chinese developer's push for worker visa relaxation a sign of what's to come under Free Trade Agreement - 19 November 2014
A media report today that Chinese property developer Greenland Holdings is urging relaxation of visa restrictions in the wake of the China Free Trade Agreement was a sign that the deal would open the door to imported labour. [read more] China trade deal could put fuel on jobs fire - 17 November 2014
With unemployment at a 12-year high, local workers struggling to find a job will not welcome today's announcement of a free trade agreement with China, said CFMEU National Secretary Michael O'Connor. [read more]
Current Campaigns
Why Mr Abbott should we put you first when you put local workers last?
Visit the Why Mr Abbott campaign website to find out why workers are asking Mr Abbott about his plans to extend the 457 visa scheme. [read more]
Federal Election 2013 Pulp and Paper Jobs Campaign
The CFMEU Pulp and Paper Workers' District is running a dedicated campaign to push political parties to act on jobs during the Federal Election campaign. [read more]
Let's Spread it Around
The CFMEU is campaigning for government policies that spread the benefits of the boom more widely. Policies that support the creation of more jobs in manufacturing, that give Australian workers priority on new construction jo... [read more]
Tasmanian Forest Agreement
Union members can be proud of their role in achieving the historic Tasmanian Forest Agreement Act 2013. [read more]
Carter Holt Harvey: Greater Green Triangle Campaign
CFMEU Members in the Greater Green Triangle District have been taking action to protect their jobs, their families and their community. Check this campaign page regularly for the latest news on the campaign, Union media relea... [read more]
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